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13 June 2010 - 5:43 pm
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After much searching we have finally added a new member to our household.  On Friday we picked up our new English Mastiff puppy.  He is 10 weeks old and weighs 30 pounds.  I think we are going to name him Julian (“Jules” for short).  Our Canadian friends might know a show called The Trailer Park Boys.  Julian is a big beefy character on that show and that seems to fit our puppy.

We have missed Tazzie so much and Loki needed a playmate so we thought the time was right.  I just love the giant breeds so I couldn’t resist another Mastiff, but I wanted a fawn male (it would have been too hard for me to get another brindle).  This puppy is very sweet and both of my other dogs have accepted him.  I know that there will never be another Tazzie but this guy is very cute and makes us laugh.

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13 June 2010 - 6:02 pm
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Wow, he is a cutie!!  Congratulations!  10 weeks – 30 lbs!  He’s going to be a BIG BOY!!!!

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13 June 2010 - 6:30 pm
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oh-my Looks like Jules has already outgrown his crate! What a beauty he is, congratulations on the new addition.

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13 June 2010 - 6:51 pm
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Congratulations on the new family member! What a handsome guy he is too!

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Birthday – November 4 2003

Amputation – January 13 2010

Crossed the Bridge – June 2 2011

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13 June 2010 - 6:57 pm
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YAY!  Your puppy is home !!!  Congrats big-grin

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He was a shelter dog with a mysterious past and an irrepairable knee injury.

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13 June 2010 - 8:22 pm
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Oh happy day!  A new puppy!  Congrats on Jules – he’s gonna be a swell addition!  Can’t wait to see all of his new adventures!

 

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She departed us unexpectedly  January 23, 2011 at the age of 12 1/2.

She was born with a deformed front leg and a tripawd all of her life.

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13 June 2010 - 9:10 pm
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OH BOY PUPPY BREATH….oh if he isn’t the cutest darn thing…oh my gosh….gee…how big did you say they get?  probably too big for me huh…but maybe I could just keep him til he gets past where I can make him move!!  SEND HIM TO ME IMMEDIATELY…I’ll send him back when he gets too big…like about a week huh?

Oh I am so happy for you …. have a wonderful time and keep us posted!!!  (and surely that isn’t his crate, when you took him out he got too big to put him back in)

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He is too adorable, Pam.  I’m so glad you are ready for a new ‘giant’ in your life. That really is a big step in the healing process. Can’t wait to see pictures as he grows, and grows, and grows.

Shanna & Spirit Trouble ~ Trouble gained her wings 3/16/2011, a 27 1/2 month cancer survivor, tail wagging. RIP sweetheart, you are my heart and soul.  Run free at Rainbow Bridge.
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14 June 2010 - 6:29 am
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what a great looking guy!!  takes me back many, many years when i had a bullmastiff.. as a puppy, every part of him grew at different speeds…and the slobber – i’m sure whoever owns that house now still finds dried ‘swacks’ on the walls.  congratulations on the new addition!!!

Life is good, so very, very good!!! Gayle enjoyed each and every moment of each and every wonderful day (naps included).  She left this world December 12, 2011 – off on a new adventure.

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14 June 2010 - 10:48 am
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Oooh we want to squeeze him and cuddle him he is so darn CUTE!!!!! And HUGE!!!!

Congrats Mom and Dad, you guys done good. What a darling, handsome boy. We can’t wait to watch him get all growed up. Yeay!

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14 June 2010 - 11:04 am
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Oh I’m brimming over with envy right now – I adore mastiffs! At 10 weeks he weighs as much as my guys do at 6 months! Wowie!

He’s just way too cute – have lots of fun with him!!

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14 June 2010 - 12:55 pm
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Pam, he is the cutest thing. What fun you will have with him and here is to many years of laughter with him.

 

Jo Ann & Tasha

Tasha 8 years old, First cancer diagnosis 6/26/09, Last cancer diagnosis 9/26/09, Amputation 10/01/09, Loving our girl moment by moment.

Tasha lost her battle and became my Angel on May 4 2011. Forever in my heart….

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14 June 2010 - 3:27 pm
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Oh, my goodness … he is adorable!  I can’t wait to see more pictures and read stories about him!!smile

Amputation on 11/10/09, due to Histiocytic Sarcoma in left elbow. Angel Harley earned his wings on 06/24/10.

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14 June 2010 - 3:56 pm
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Congrats, Pam!  Jules is adorable – what a cute face!  Best wishes for lots of happiness with him!

Hugs,

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